"The present instrument retains the original proportions, a fact remarked upon in Hill (Antonio Stradivari His Life and Work, p. 143), where it is further recalled that Laurie was responsible for altering the date on the label from 1730 to 1720."
Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, Part II, November 14, 1985, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, Part II, November 14, 1985, London
Instrument #187 at the South Kensington Special Exhibition of 1872.
Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, Carl Engel, Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, London
"The 'Pawle' is one of seven known cellos made by Stradivari around 1730 on the 'forma B piccola' model, a narrower version of the previously used 'forma B'. . . The patterns for this model bear inscriptions which are likely in the handwriting of Francesco, so it is logical to presume that he was responsible for the new design. One cas also see the participation of Francesco in the construction of the 'Pawle'. . ."
Cremona 1730-1750: the Olympus of Violin Making, Christopher Reuning, editor, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 2008